Honda Fit is a five door subcompact car with front wheel drive option and also the facility of all-wheel drive. It was first launched in 2001 and made a successful debut in Japan and by the end of 2010 the cumulative sale of Honda Fit reached till 1.5 million unit in Japan. Today Honda fit is equipped with so many new and improved features which make the car a peerless interior package along with excellent fuel economic vehicle and as the name shows it can fit much stuff inside it as compared to other cars of the same class.
The 2019 model of Honda fit is different from previous models because it has improved and automatically adjusted high beam headlights and tail lights and more color options are introduced with a slightly changed face looks.
It available in four trims including LX, Sport, EX and EX-L trim.
LX Base Trim:
The LX is the base trim which provides you with fifteen inches wheel, parking camera, keyless entry, cruise control, five inches display screen and 4 speakers audio system.
Sport trim have some additional features in it that includes larger sized wheels of sixteen inches, fog lights, leather upholstery, 7 inches display screen for infotainment and 6 speakers stereo system. EX trim is equipped with sunroof, camera fixed on side mirrors giving a clear view from sideways for lane watching.
The highest level trim is the EX-L trim that has heated side mirrors along with heated front seats and leather covered seats and steering wheel and it also offers navigation facility to the drivers. Honda Fit 2019 has been rated six out of ten among other subcompact cars and it has been ranked on number 11 among all other small hatchbacks.
Engine and performance of Honda Fit Sport:
Honda Fit 2019 Sport is powered by 1.5 liters four inline sixteen valve DOHC 1498cc engine with the option of six speed manual transmission or continuously varying automatic transmission generating 130hp horsepower at 6600 rpm and 114 lb-ft at 4600rpm.
It has a fuel tank capacity of 10.6 gallons and gives a mileage of thirty three miles per hour in city and forty miles per hour on highways. The power feels of four cylinder engine is adequate around towns but automatic transmission is comparatively slower, however it can hit sixty miles per hour in 8.8 seconds. The pedal response of the brakes is very progressive and easy to use making smooth stop of the car in traffics even by applying least effort.
The steering control of Honda Fit is linear and direct with a very little effort and the car can easily be turned around with smooth steering wheel. The gripping of the tires is not very good but it doesn’t become a hurdle in handling of the vehicle. The vehicle is very light when turning around corners and changes its direction quickly making the turning and handling easy. Suspension of the car is soft and smooth to weave through traffics and soak up a bit of uneven roads.
Exterior and interior features of Honda Fit Sports:
Honda Fit 2019 is 161.4 inches in length, 60 inches in height and 67 inches in width. It is a small car but it is equipped with variety of features and it is a blend of style and aerodynamic efficient design. The contour lines of the car runs all over its body and terminates into headlights and front grille giving a unique stylish appearance on the front. The Sporty look is enhanced with aggressive bumper design, fog lights and headlight housing design. The rear looks are striking with the LED brake lights, chrome accented trim and rear spoiler while the rear hatch is very spacious to provide you with increased cargo capacity. Honda Fit Sport has sixteen inches alloy wheel which play up the sporty looks.
The interior of the car is designed to give maximum space inside the cabin so maximum passengers and cargo can fit into it. Fit Sport trim has leather covered seats providing a luxurious touch and provides a room for approximately 5 passengers. There is Econ button which optimizes the engine along with transmission, air conditioning and cruising to save fuel. The gear shifts of six speed manual transmission provides an enthusiastic driving experience and there are paddle shifters controls on steering wheel to control your shifts. There is a seven inches display screen mounted on the central console that is compatible for Apple Car play and Android Auto interface to control the infotainment while Honda Link app let you podcast, gives you variety of music and other content by connecting with your smartphones. The Navigation system will provide you with exact maps and directions through voice commands. There will be six speakers audio system for your entertainment. The magic seating can be folded to increase the cargo area and you can carry much stuff with you.
Some of the safety features of Honda Fit Sport 2019 include Forward collision warning system, collision mitigation braking system, lane keeping assistance through cameras in side mirrors and it has been rated five out of five stars by NHTSA under various crash tests and the IIHS also rated it good car in side impact test and roof strength test.
Major rivals of Honda Fit sport:
Some of the major rivals of Honda Fit 2019 include Kia Soul, Honda Civic 2019, Toyota Corolla Im, Toyota Vitz, Toyota Passo and Toyota Aqua.
The starting price of Honda Fit Sport 2019 is 17,500 US dollars which is fairly competitive as compared to other cars of the same class and it a fuel efficient car which has made it very affordable for the customers that’s why it has made a huge success in markets.
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Radio: AM/FM audio system-inc: 180 watts- 6 speakers-Bluetooth HandFreeLink-Bluetooth streaming audio-radio data system (RDS)-Speed sensitive-volume control (SVC)- front and center console USB smartphone/audio interface-7” display audio with high resolution WVGA (800x480) electrostatic touch screen and customizable feature settings-apple CarPlay-android auto-HondaLink-Pndora compatibility and SMS text message function
Radio with seek-scan-clock and steering wheel controls
Audio theft deterrent
Integrated roof antenna
1 LCD monitor in the front
Front bucket seats-inc: driver’s seat with manual height adjustment-adjustable front seat belt anchors and adjustable head restraints
6 way driver seat-inc: manual recline and fore/aft movement
4 way driver seat-inc: manual recline and fore/aft movement